The Law Office of Christopher Guest offers comprehensive estate planning, trust administration, probate services and general business counseling in the Washington, D.C. area for accountants, attorneys, business owners, consultants, federal and local government employees, retirees, other business professionals and other individuals.

Mr. Guest's estate planning advice generally focuses on the preparation of revocable living trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney and advanced health care directives. He emphasizes proper management of a client's assets during a client's lifetime customizing an estate plan to incorporate a client's needs and objectives, tax planning and wealth preservation. He further advises on appropriate arrangements for distributing assets upon a client's passing and ensuring the protection of the client's wishes on those assets. The firm's estate planning services aid clients in avoiding estate and gift taxes and minimizing federal income taxes.

Mr. Guest's business practice complements his estate planning practice. He uses his knowledge on business matters in formulating estate plans for business owners of family enterprises to include appropriate provisions for transferring the ownership of the business to other individuals. He helps client structure business organizations and agreements to protect surviving members against adverse estate tax consequences. His advice also includes assistance with all facets of small business formation and operation, including the buying and selling of businesses, and the review of negotiation of contracts.

Mr. Guest's professional background include working at two large international law firms, a national general contracting company and a small human resources start-up that provides a diverse experience to his practice. Mr. Guest graduated from the Johns Hopkins University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and was a letter winner on the football team. Mr. Guest earned his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. 

Mr. Guest believes that being active in community affairs is an important part of an attorney's responsibility to give back to the community. Mr. Guest has captained an American Diabetes Association team the last 13 years raising over $250,000 and was a former committee member on the Washington D.C. chapter of the American Diabetes Association's Step Out Fundraising Committee.

Mr. Guest is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia, the State of New York Bar, the Bar for the Commonwealth of Virginia, State of Maryland and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is a member of the 2012-16 Steering Committee for the Estates, Trusts and Probate ("ETP") section for the D.C. Bar. He is the co-Chair of the ETP committee for 2015-16 year and was co-Chair for the 2014-15 year. He was the ETP Finance sub-committee chair for 2013-14. He belongs to the Arlington Chamber of Commerce, and the McLean Estate Planning Council. He is a public notary in the District of Columbia and Virginia. Mr. Guest is a registered patent attorney and eligible to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

He resides with his wife, three children and dog in Arlington, Virginia.


The Law Office of Christopher Guest, PLLC
1001 G Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20001
202.349.3969 (DC)
703.237.3161 (VA)
703.574.5654 (Fax)

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